Exciting News and Agenda for Tuesday 9th March

There is plenty of exciting news coming our way in terms of local projects we are working on and here is a little update on what we are doing and how to get involved


Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th March at 6 p.m. Agenda with Zoom link is at the bottom of this post.


Minutes from our last meeting can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1djGjMWvw3Aip4EB4HECb9MXDViTyD6r1/view?usp=sharing


Plastic Free Ruthin

Can you help us get plastic Free Status?

We are working hard to get Ruthin formal Plastic Free Community Status through Surfers Against Sewage and are very nearly there; to get past the last requirements we only need a few more community groups, churches or social enterprises to sign the plastic reduction pledge.

Download the image, edit with an app or print it to sign and send it to foe.ruthin@gmail.com


Please forward this message to leaders of groups mentioned above asking them to sign the pledge and return it to foe.ruthin@gmail.com

It’s enough to sign digitally, not necessary to print and sign, but if they’re also happy to send a picture holding the signed pledge that would be great πŸ™‚

Businesses who sign up to the scheme are entitled to display a Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Business Award; if your business would like to achieve the Award please email foe.ruthin@gmail.com for more information.


Refill Ruthin

Would you like to help reduce plastic water bottle use in our area?

We are working with Refill Cymru to help reduce the use of single use water bottles in our community. If you are a local business or community centre and would like to offer free tap water refills you can do so by signing up here: https://www.refill.org.uk/refill-wales-pledge/

If you need any assistance please email us and we can help talk you through this.


Volunteering

We run a number of events over the year, from litter picking, tree planting, Repair Cafes, engagement and wellbeing events.

Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer at any of our events once lockdown permits us to meet.

We are now in receipt of some litter picking equipment on loan from Keep Wales Tidy. If you would like to borrow any of our litter pickers and collect litter whilst on your socially distanced walk please let us know.


Climate Action

The Senedd elections are coming up on the 6th May 2021, If you are interested in finding out what our local MS candidates stand for in terms of our climate please get in touch.

Here are some links for active surveys and petitions that we would appreciate you complete if you are interested:

Friends of the Earth
https://friendsoftheearth.uk/latest/actions

Denbighshire County Council
https://countyconversation.denbighshire.gov.uk/kms/dmart.aspx?strTab=PublicDMart

Welsh Government
https://gov.wales/consultations?keywords=&field_consultation_status=1&%20All%20=All&%20All%20=All&published_after=&published_before=


Safeguarding

It is now as important as ever that we look out for each other and to that end we are keen to help keep each other and our wider community safe.

Please read our safeguarding policies here:

https://campaigning.friendsoftheearth.uk/general-resources/safeguarding-guidance

Draft Agenda for FoE Ruthin 9.3.21

Meeting join link: https://zoom.us/j/94080943452?pwd=UVhXc2M2QXlVR1RmWWJJUlJTUmxwUT09

Meeting ID: 940 8094 3452
Password: 804639

1. Plastic free Ruthin – progress on achieving the Award
2. Library of Things – update on last meeting
3. Litter picking update
4. Climate action – Senedd elections
5. Tree planting update
6. TCC are asking if we have a Contact Person/s willing to attend their meetings, particularly Climate Change ones? (note: next meeting Friday 12th March at 10 a.m.,
…and Authority to Act training with Hope for the Future, Thursday 11th March, 7pm – 9pm by registration – contact TCC in advance for link and registration)
7. Premises update: the former Llanfair School site availability as a Community Asset Transfer
8. Sharing time – news, events, achievements, challenges?
9. Karin from FoE Conwy to hear about our experience of setting up and running a Repair Cafe
10. Next Meeting Tuesday, 13th April at 6 via Zoom

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